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Etisalat enhances its managed security services portfolio

palo-alto-networks-bannerEtisalat today announced the signing of an agreement with Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, to bring next-generation security services to organisations across the Middle Eastern region. During GITEX Technology Week 2015, senior officials from both sides met to celebrate the completion of the agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Etisalat will expand its Managed Security Services offerings to include the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security platform, delivering the latest security technology to help organisations safely enable applications and protect their computing environments from known and unknown cyber threats, without having to manage and monitor the technology themselves. This can help organisations prevent successful breaches without requiring significant resource investments and enables them to draw on OPEX budgets at a time where CAPEX funds are under increasing pressure.

A recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures, a leading research and business development firm, has forecast that the cybersecurity market in the Middle East and Africa region is expected to grow to US$ 13 billion by the year 2019, covering an expected compounded annual growth rate of 13 percent in the next five years.

Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer of Etisalat said, “Cybersecurity threats are becoming more diverse and frequent, and pose greater dangers than ever for businesses worldwide. As cybersecurity gains strategic priority for organisations in the Middle East, organisations are looking to have flexibility and scalability to adapt to changes in the environment. Our agreement with Palo Alto Networks is significant as it adds value to our existing security portfolio, which offers our customers network, cloud, and data centre security services. These new services will provide organisations a strong security partner ecosystem, incorporating end-to-end security throughout the network infrastructure.”

Source: Emirates news agency

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